George Rickey

Two Lines up Excentric VI

About this artwork

The two long rods of this sculpture can pivot and move 360 degrees in the wind, although they have been carefully designed not to touch each other. Rickey was interested in the movement of straight lines through the air and in how they cut through the surrounding space. As a child, Rickey considered becoming an engineer and was fascinated by the machinery in the engine-room of the steamers on the river Clyde. This childhood interest influenced his kinetic sculptures, such as this.

George Rickey

George Rickey